The SmokeTalk program, designed to increase awareness of the negative effects of tobacco use, was developed by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.
The program is meant for people with low reading and writing skills and can be used either in a classroom setting or one on one.
This facilitator’s guide includes six lesson plans; lists of essential and optional materials; and a discussion of the program’s key messages.
The authors also show specifically what tobacco can do to a person's health.
VRRI is now called Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova): http://vecova.ca/.